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MRRA Regattas

The MRRA is hosting the following regattas:

Festival Regatta

Textile River Regatta

Rowing News

2018 National Learn To Row Day Print E-mail

Free Introduction to Rowing on the Merrimac River

Saturday, June 02, 2018, 9:00am to Noon

Tour the Boathouse, Row on our Barge, Try an Erg. For additional information Download the Flyer or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:59
 
MRRA Rowing Scholarships for High School students Print E-mail

The Merrimac River Rowing Association is offering two (2) $250 scholarships to class of 2018 graduating high school seniors who have supported and/or participated in rowing programs at the Bellegarde Boathouse. The scholarship award also includes a fee waived summer student membership in the MRRA for the upcoming season.

Download the PDF for more information and a copy of the Application.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 February 2018 21:35
 
Learn to Row with the Merrimac River Rowing Association Print E-mail

Learn to Row this summer with Lowell Community Rowing, a part of the MRRA.  We row out of the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse on Pawtucket Blvd in Lowell Ma. 

Information on the link to the left - Programs and Fees!

For more info, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Friday, 02 February 2018 18:46
 
Textile River Regatta, Sunday 30 Sep 2018 Print E-mail

Textile River Regatta is coming soon - Sunday September 30, 2018.

For 2017 results, visit www.textileriverregatta.org.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 February 2018 21:29
 
MRRA Scholarship Winners Print E-mail

The Merrimac River Rowing Assoc. Board of Directors is happy to announce our two 2017 scholarship winners!

Congratulations to Lourenco Martins and Brittany Sollinger!! We commend you both on your accomplishments and wish you a bright & promising future. Thank you for your commitment and volunteer efforts.

2017 MRRA Scholarship Recipients Package:

  • $250.00 payable to recipient
  • A waived student membership fee
  • A waived student logbook off-peak program fee

Note:Student must sign up as an MRRA member on the website, complete all the necessary paperwork and pass the boat captains test in order to take out a scull boat.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 May 2017 09:59
 
MRRA Annual Meeting and Polcari Donation Print E-mail
We strongly encourage live voting at the Annual meeting on Tuesday December 13th. 
Location:  American Legion Hall, 90 Groton Rd (Rte 40) in North Chelmsford.
starting at 6:30pm for cocktails and then meeting from 7 - 7:30pm;  dinner and social time after that. 
 
We need a quorum of 1/3 of the voting membership at the meeting and as an incentive, will have a drawing for the basic membership (value $150) to a member present who is also eligible to vote.  If you have any questions about whether you are eligible to vote, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
For those who cannot make the annual meeting, you can vote by absentee ballot, and this is found on the website, see Nominations tab on the left.  This must be in the hands of the secretary before the meeting.  The current Secretary is Dottie Semonian.  She tries to get to the PO box before the meeting but in case of a delay, I suggest you make sure your ballot arrives at the PO box by Monday Dec 12th. 
Address is Merrimac River Rowing Assoc, PO Box 1909, Lowell MA 01853.  Please be sure your name is on the ballot so that Dottie can check it with the records.  Absentee ballots are counted in the election,  but do not count for the quorum.

Donate to the Polcari Children Educational Fund

We will be accepting CHECKS at the annual meeting for donations to the Polcari Children Educational Fund.  You can write the check out to the MRRA and note in the memo section is for Polcari Fund. You can also make a donation via Paypal using the link below.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Dec 13th at the American Legion Hall, North Chelmsford MA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:04
 
Learn to Row and Learn to Sweep - Sign Up Now Print E-mail

Learn to Row with the MRRA.   Sign up during April for our popular Sweep and Sculling classes.  Visit www.lowell-community-rowing.org for more information.  We expect to be on the water soon so please send us a note with your interest!

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 18:21
 
Pulling for Polcari - a Success and Annual Meeting Print E-mail

The fundraiser for our friend Jim Polcari was a tremendous success!  Thank you to those who attended, donated and continues to pray for Jim and  his family.  There were about 130 people at the event and we raised a lot  of money for Jim and his family as the continue to battle his lung cancer. 

http://www.merrimackrowing.org/pulling-for-polcari

Reminder that the annual  meeting is Tuesday December 8th - cocktails at 6pm and meeting starts at 7pm. This is an important meeting to attend since we elect officers for 2016 and review 2015 programs, regattas and finances.  Location is  The American Legion, 90 Groton  Rd, North Chelmsford MA (rte 40 at Freeman Lake).  We usually  accept donations for a local charity and this year we are suggesting a donation for the Pulling for Polcari Fund.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 16:39
 
MRRA Competes in Head of the Charles Regatta Print E-mail

Good luck to our rowers who will be competing in the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta on October 17th and 18th.  Please come cheer on your teammates - pick a bridge or a nice embankment and give them your encouragement!

On Saturday, we have rowers in Events 3, 5, 13, 16, 17, 21 and 23. For possibly the first time ever, we have just as many sweep boats competing as scullers!

On Sunday we have event 32a in Mens Club 1X.

 

 
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Open Sweep

Learn more about the MRRA competitive Open Sweep program, a year-round team environment with the goal of racing in many regional regattas.